JOHN 12:24-26 GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (August 10,2020)
Truly, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Those who love their life destroy it, and those who despise their life in this world save it even to everlasting life. Whoever wants to serve me, let him follow me; and wherever I am, there shall my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
POINTS OF REFLECTION
A saying goes that “The only way to prove your love to someone is to leave nothing for yourself.” Yes! God needs this kind of love from us as Jesus simulated the same in his crucifixion on the cross at the mount Calvary.
The way to love is giving. If you ask me, how much? It is equal to or more than this life had offered since. The cost of everlasting life is more than this earthly life. And to be with Jesus is simply giving off life for Jesus.